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Richard Allenby-Pratt

Abandoned & Consumption

2014

This project looks at landscapes in the United Arab Emirates that have been impacted upon by the practices of modern human consumption. This may variously include the extraction and production of resources, processing of the same, manufacturing and construction, logistics, retail, end use and ultimately waste management, disposal and reuse. Sometimes the exact nature of the land use photographed remains mysterious. The landscape of the UAE was essentially wild and almost entirely natural until very recently. Previously, the appearance of this landscape had only altered on a geological, or at least climatic, timescale. The occupiers of this landscape considered it with a mostly critical eye and understandably so; it might be argued that this was an environment that human life largely did battle with in order to survive. In the last 50 years, and most particularly in the last 15, rampant development and exponential population growth, mainly through economic migration, have left few areas untouched. I am most interested in the places on the fringe of human activity; places that could neither be called natural nor developed, that maybe once were beautiful but are now scarred.

Abandoned & Consumption
Cyanobacterial Mat, Western Region, UAE
Abandoned & Consumption
Hyena
Abandoned & Consumption
Vertigo (Jumping Car)
Abandoned & Consumption
Pylons, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Abandoned & Consumption
Abandoned & Consumption
Forestry Project, Western Region, UAE
Abandoned & Consumption
Abandoned & Consumption
Shams 1 Solar Park, Abu Dhabi
Abandoned & Consumption
Abandoned & Consumption
Car Logistics, Jebel Ali Freezone, Dubai, UAE
Abandoned & Consumption
Gazelle
Abandoned & Consumption
Abandoned & Consumption
Giraffe
Abandoned & Consumption
Abandoned Property Development, Dubai, UAE
Abandoned & Consumption
Disused Function Venue, Dubai, UAE
Abandoned & Consumption
24°00'00.0"N 54°00'00.0"E

Location: United Arab Emirates

Posted: March 2018
Category: Photography

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